News | December 18, 2015

Neptune Benson's ETS-UV Equipment Has Led To ACEC Engineering Excellence Award For The City Of Moline

Source: Evoqua Water Technologies

Neptune Benson® is pleased to announce that the City of Moline’s UV disinfection project, which features ETS-SX-635 medium pressure reactors, has been selected to receive the 2016 Illinois ACEC (American Council of Engineering Companies) Engineering Excellence Award in the water resources category. This drinking water project is being recognized for its innovative and cost effective use of eight ETS-UV reactors to inactivate Cryptosporidium and provide considerable operational flexibility, which is critically important when treating Mississippi river water.

Neptune Benson is an industry leader in water filtration and disinfection in the municipal, industrial and recreational water markets. Its ETS-UV brand is well established as a leading UV manufacturer.

The Engineering Excellence Awards Competition recognizes projects of engineering achievement by Illinois consulting engineering firms. Entries are judged on the basis of engineering excellence, the degree to which the client’s needs are met, and the benefits to the public welfare and private practice of engineering. The highest level of award is an Honor award, which is awarded to a project that is recognized for exceptional engineering that meets the needs of the client and benefit public welfare.

ACEC-Illinois is a statewide business association of over two hundred consulting engineering firms that together employ over ten-thousand engineers, architects, land surveyors, scientists and support personnel. Member firms contract with public and private sector clients designing bridges, buildings, environmental systems, roadways, water supply, waste treatment facilities and complex mechanical and electrical systems.

The project, engineered by Greeley and Hansen, now becomes eligible to compete in the national ACEC Awards.

“We are extremely happy for both Greeley and Hansen and the city of Moline for their recognition on this project” said Ken Rodi CEO of Neptune Benson, “We’re also very proud of our role in helping to achieve this recognition. The project was a case study in collaborative engineering; it emphasizes the teamwork that goes into these projects and the strength of our UV engineering.”

Neptune Benson broadly utilizes Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) to engineer and optimize how its UV systems will perform. This powerful emulation technology allows systems to be engineered to deliver the highest performance for the lowest power and head loss.

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About Neptune Benson
Since 1956 Neptune Benson has been synonymous with water filtration and disinfection serving the municipal, industrial, and recreational water markets. Featuring award-winning brands such as the Defender® regenerative media filter, ETS-UV disinfection system, Vortisand and Legacy™ sand filters. Neptune Benson also offers the AEGIS® anti-entrapment shield, moveable bulkheads, Dominion™ butterfly valves, ProStrainer™ and Guardian™ strainers, greendrive™ VFD systems, as well as all Lawson Aquatics accessory products. Neptune Benson has the expertise to provide effective and cost efficient solutions for a broad range of industry needs.

Source: Evoqua Water Technologies